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  1. 1. Medical Tourism / Medical Travel Articles FREE Plastic Surgery in India A local hospital in India is offering Free Plastic surgery Treatment to needy people. distinguished plastic surgeons will attend the camp to treat those who register in the camp. This camp where expensive medical treatments are performed for free comes as a surprise during recession when all we hear about is cost cutting. Of late India has been in the limelight for a number of reasons. May it be technology, movies or medicine; Indians seem to be making their mark everywhere. India has also been a Tourist’s delight or ages now. Though tourism industry in India has been hit considerably due to recession, India has not failed to attract medical tourists even during difficult times. In fact, the number of medical tourists visiting India for quality medical care for various medical specialties is steadily increasing even amidst recession. (Read more) Related Medical Travel/ Tourism Articles Breast Augmentation - Breast Implant Body Contouring - Buttocks Surgery Rhinoplasty for less Patient Outsourcing through Medical Tourism Earlier, wealthy citizens of developing countries used to visit developed countries like U.S and Europe to gain access to advanced medical care. Of late, the ‘Medical Tourism’ wave seems to have reversed this trend. It is now the Western patient’s turn to travel offshore for First-World healthcare at Third-world prices. It all began about a decade ago, when patients in need of quality healthcare started looking at viable options for medical care in ‘Medical hubs’ like India and Thailand. Exotic destinations like these were no more considered as hide outs for recuperating from face lifts and nose jobs. Even those who needed non-elective medical treatments began flying abroad in pursuit of quality healthcare at lower prices. Initially, medical tourism occurred outside the purview and control of organized healthcare systems. (Read more) Related Medical Travel/ Tourism Articles Tourism in Kerala Destination Singapore- Jurong Bird Park Tourism in Uttaranchal Heart attack - Warning Signs Heart attack is a leading cause of death among men and women in all parts of the world. But the good news is 85% of heart attacks do not cause death. Awareness of the symptoms relating to heart attack and timely medical care can minimize the stress on the body due to a heart attack and even save a life. There are several causes for a heart attack. These include hereditary factors, stress, smoking, lack of physical exercise, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. If you or someone you know has an increased risk of heart attack, it makes sense to understand the symptoms or warning signs that indicate a heart attack. (Read more) Related Medical Travel/ Tourism Articles Cardiac Surgery Cardiology - Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Corneal transplant to restore full vision Corneal transplantation is a surgical procedure in which damaged or diseased cornea is replaced with donor corneal tissue. It is alternatively known as corneal grafting or penetrating keratoplasty. Corneal transplantation is the only means of restoring full vision of a clouded cornea. If the rest of the eye functions normally, cornea can be transplanted and vision can be restored. Most patients who have undergone cornea transplant surgery have reported vision restoration and high level of satisfaction with the outcome of the procedure. However, it should be remembered that the success of the surgery depends on the extent of normalcy of other parts of the eye.
  2. 2. Preparing for the surgery: Your initial consultation with the surgeon should be scheduled a few weeks before the surgery. During the consultation, the doctor makes a thorough examination of the eye to determine the health of the eye and will tell you whether you are a good candidate for corneal transplantation or not. Ask the doctor any questions that you have about the procedure. You may also be required to take up a couple of lab tests before the surgery. (Read more) Related Medical Travel/ Tourism Articles Cataract Surgery Asia's affordability is an eye-opener! Glaucoma- The silent thief of vision. Surrogacy in India-Delivering more for less! Surrogacy gives a woman a chance to experience motherhood, when she is unable give birth by natural means. But surrogate mothers in the U.S. cost anywhere between $50,000 to $100,000. Moreover, surrogacy is ridden with many legal hassles in the U.S. These factors make it extremely difficult for American couples to bear children through surrogate mothers. However, there is hope in the form of medical tourism for couples who wish to opt for surrogacy. India, especially, is emerging as a hub for IVF and surrogate births. More and more couples are choosing to come to India in the hope of taking home their very own bundle of joy. Reasons for India's success in this form of reproductive outsourcing include: Affordable surrogacy: The entire surrogacy process in India costs anywhere between $20,000 to $35,000 and includes doctors fees, medicines, pre-natal care, delivery, legal charges as well as surrogate compensation. It's just one-fourth the cost of surrogacy in U.S. The IVF procedure, which is a part of the surrogacy process, costs around $2,500, a real steal compared to the sky high charges in U.S. hospitals. (Read more) Related Medical Travel/ Tourism Articles Reproductive Outsourcing - A new perspective to child birth! The Yogic route to health and wellness With the turn of the century, the practice of Yoga has become a rage. What began as a form of fitness in the Eastern part of the world, has now taken the whole world by storm. Yoga has been doing rounds in the Hollywood circuit for quite some time now. Popular Hollywood stars swear by Yoga to keep their body in shape. Doctors all over the world recommend it to their patients and many sports persons complement their training with Yoga. The roots of yoga can be traced back to ancient India, where they remain strongly rooted even to this day. Maharshi Patanjali was the first to compile the ancient practice of Yoga into his work quot;The Yoga Sutrasquot;. However, the art of yoga was known to people since Vedic age and so says Upanishads. The system of Yoga has not undergone much change since then, but is becoming immensely popular all over the world. Yoga is more than just a form of exercise; it is a way of life. Beyond its obvious physical aspect, yoga has a spiritual side to it that aims at uniting the body, mind and emotions of the person. It is for this reason that the practice of yoga is far superior than other forms of fitness. (Read more) Related Medical Travel/ Tourism Articles Medical Spa Resorts - An affordable haven in Asian countries!
  3. 3. Ayurvedic Spas Rhinoplasty for less Medical tourism in India has grown exponentially in the past few years and medical tourists are heading to Asiatic destinations like India for both surgical and elective procedures. The technological advancement of healthcare system in India and the expertise of healthcare professionals in India have made the country a significant player in the international medical tourism map. The healthcare sector of India started gaining international importance since the developed world is realizing that they can avail quality healthcare in India at a fraction of the cost of treatment back home. Each year, a large percentage of medical tourists travelling to India seek elective procedures like Rhinoplasty in order to improve their appearance or to correct some defect in the nasal region. (Read more) Related Medical Travel/ Tourism Articles Breast Augmentation - Breast Implant Body Contouring - Buttocks Surgery FREE Plastic Surgery in India Glaucoma- The silent thief of vision. Glaucoma is the leading cause for blindness, especially among elder people and is hence referred to as quot;The silent thief of visionquot;. According to the World Health Organization, Glaucoma is the third largest cause for blindness worldwide. It is responsible for blindness in 5.2 million people across the globe. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. It is caused due to increased intraocular pressure (IOP) resulting in either a malformation or malfunctioning in the eye's drainage structures. Glaucoma can damage the nerve fibers causing blindness in the person. Open Angle and Acute Angle Closure are the two common types of Glaucoma (Read more) Related Medical Travel/ Tourism Articles Cataract Surgery Asia's affordability is an eye-opener! Corneal transplant to restore full vision Dental Surgery in India for Impacted/Wisdom tooth An impacted tooth refers to any tooth that that is prevented attaining its normal position in the mouth. The most common impacted teeth are the third molars or wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop. They are located in the back of the mouth, near the opening of the throat. Often, a person's jaw does not grow large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth. Under such circumstances the tooth, which does not have room to come out fails to emerge in proper alignment or gets entrapped between the jaw bone and gum tissue. (Read more) Related Medical Travel/ Tourism Articles Dental Tourism - An affordable reality!
  4. 4. Invisible Braces - Invisalign Treat tooth decay with Air Abrasion - a painless innovation for beautiful teeth Festivals of Singapore Singapore is the smallest country in Southeast Asia, but attracts a large number of tourists each year. A dynamic city that is a rich blend of various culture, tradition, arts and cuisine. Brimming with unbridled energy, Singapore embodies the finest of both East and West. The city is colored with shades of various festive events of different religious beliefs throughout the year. The socio-cultural fabric of Singapore is a rich blend of Chinese, Mandarin, Malay, Thai, Tamil and Eurasian influence. The festivals of Singapore are a manifestation of this cultural vibrancy of Singapore. (Read more) Related Medical Travel/ Tourism Articles Destination Singapore- Jurong Bird Park Night Safari in Singapore- Animals beckon at the tourist intruders. Isles of Singapore